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Nov 14, 2012 5:00pm PST
cuts to people making more than $250,000. but his sharpest response came following criticism of u.n. ambassador susan rice and her comments on the attack in benghazi. >> if senator mccain and senator graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. but for them to go after the u.n. ambassador who had nothing to do with benghazi and was simply making a presentation based on intelligence that she had received, to besmirch her reputation is outrageous. >> senator lindsey graham of south carolina responded immediately saying he holds the president accountable, and that he failed as commander in chief before, during, and after that attack. >>> the speculation is over. congresswoman nancy pelosi will continue her role as house minority leader. the san francisco congresswoman made the big announcement this morning in washington, as you can see. she shared the stage with other female democratic house members. they all gathered right there behind her there is plenty of talk that the 72-year-old pelosi would step down. some washington insiders said she would hinder presid
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Nov 1, 2012 11:00am PDT
parking at the 49ers' stadium in santa clara. >> hopefully that includes un n unipsych zblls that's how you roll. >>> coming up, the media tour is just beginning. we'll show you which giants players are making an appearance on "the tonight show" tonight. >>> and a fashion trend started at yesterday's celebration. a t-shirt has everybody talking. >>> the parade may be over but the giants' media tour will roll on. >> when you're a big-time star that's how it goes. barry zito and sergio romo will appear on "the tonight show" with jay leno. that appearance following hunter pence's on "conan" tuesday night. you can see leno directly following our 11:00 p.m. newscast. >>> and did you catch what romo was wearing yesterday? he wore this t-shirt during yesterday's parade and it's triggering a fashion movement. it says, i just look illegal. the story of course blew up on twitter. more than 100 people ordered the $12 shirt yesterday and the owner says up until yesterday, he had never even heard of sergio romo. >> now he needs to send sergio a thank you note.
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Nov 17, 2012 5:30pm PST
cliff that could imperil the economy. meanwhile, law makers are waging partisan battles over u.n. ambassador susan wright. whether it makes her unfit to serve as secretary of state. hearings, brought david petraeus out of seclusion. he wasn't talking about the sex scandal that is sending shock waves through the capital. for the president, post election trip, but no vocation after a busy week. brian mohr, nbc news, washington. >> in the bay area, a storm headed our way. right now. for the latest. we want to check in with rob. >> we are watching the rain. flig ma flying mainly to the north of the golden gate bridge. north bay. marin. along highway 101. seeing the rain there. back out to the coast. out towards bodega bay. and moderate rain coming in. not quite down to the golden gate or downtown san francisco. within the next hour. we'll see the cyst,000 tell moving on. fairly fast moving. until it gets to the south bay. hour by hour. 6:00 right now. sure enough. rain in north bay. by 7:00. starting to spill into san francisco. and oakland. later or in the evening. heading into san
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Nov 17, 2012 6:00pm PST
un,000 till kti day. we'll be right back. [ laughter ] [ girl ] wow, you guys have it easy. i wish i had u-verse when i was your age. in my day, we didn't have these fancy wireless receivers. blah blah blah. if i had a sleepover, i couldn't just move the tv into the playroom. no. we had to watch movies in the den because that's where the tv outlet was. and if dad was snoring on the couch, we muscled through it. is she for real? your generation has it made. [ male announcer ] the wireless receiver only from at&t u-verse. get a free wireless receiver with a qualifying u-verse plan. rethink possible. >> a teenager is called a hero tonight. how a sunnyvale girl used something she learned in school to save her mom's life. >> you are looking at a new man. president of put it that way. five days ago i was -- hopeless low sad. wondering how i am going to raise a 17-year-old daughter on my own. >> larry dolan couldn't be happier spending time at el camino hospital with wife laurie and daughter lindsay. they had a scare of a life at home sunday. >> brought the hamburgers in from the grill. the
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Nov 24, 2012 5:00pm PST
in the region but students today appeared happy to return to the classroom. about 220,000 children attend un schools in gaza. many were seen today talking and walking through the rubble left my israeli air strikes. the truce between israel and hamas was agreed upon on wednesday. leaders from both sides are still working out the details, including lifting the blockade on gaza. >>> still to come at 5:00, he had one of television's most recognizable faces and voices from the 1950s to the '80s. we take a look back at the life of larry hagman. ♪ [ male announcer ] introducing a brand new medicare prescription drug plan. it's called the aarp medicarerx saver plus plan from unitedhealthcare. and it's for people who want the lowest part d premium in the united states... only $15 a month. and copays could be as low as a dollar. so call unitedhealthcare now to enroll or learn more. with this plan, you can save 40% or more on your copays by using a preferred network pharmacy, like walgreens. for example, a network copay of $4 becomes a preferred network copay of $1 when you fill your prescription at
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Nov 27, 2012 5:00am PST
commute this morning. >>> 5:38 right now. coming up, the u.n. ambassador in the hot seat in washington today. we'll let you know the questions she'll be answering from lawmakers coming up next in a live report. >> reporter: also a new study finds breast cancer rates are not looking good in certain bay area counties. we'll take a look coming up. >>> good tuesday morning to you. taking a live look outside, a dry san jose and south bay. things are going to be changing when it comes to that forecast. enjoy today. rain is coming tomorrow. we've got the forecast coming up with christina. it's 5:41. >>> u.n. ambassador susan rice heading to capitol hill this morning. she's expected to face tough questioning on the recent attacks of the u.s. consulate in benghazi. tracie potts is live on capitol hill with the very latest for us. >> reporter: laura, good morning. she's already had tough criticism from senator john mccain and others who say if she couldn't get the story straight days after the attacks in benghazi, perhaps she should not be considered as a nominee for secretary of state. she has
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Nov 16, 2012 11:00pm PST
than four years behind schedule. we found an even more serious concern. its technology is open and un unencrypted. you are watching real-time video of an airplane's final approach at san francisco international airport. the coordinates are real. the landing pattern real. as are all the airplane flying alongside, in front of and behind the plane you are watching. the only trouble the plane you are watching is not real. it is a ghost airplane inserted into a real-time air traffic pattern by computer hackers. >> you can see all of the planes including the fake ones flying around. >> reporter: nick foster created this demonstration of what a computer hacker like himself could do to disrupt air traffic at major airports around the country. >> we can prove without actually injecting planes into the air traffic control system that it is actually possible to create these signals. >> reporter: the new system called next gen is scheduled to become fully operational by 2020. it is a complex system of air traffic control that will use satellite based technology, similar to the gps you use in your
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Nov 26, 2012 11:00pm PST
, they brought him home. >> stevens was born in the area and graduated here. >>> u.n. ambassador and stanford grad, susan rice, will meet with john mccain tomorrow morning. rice will be asked by the senate foreign relations committee to explain her comments following that attack that killed ambassador stevens. rice initially described the event as a spontaneous fact. rice is considered president obama's first choice for secretary of state when hillary clinton steps down in january. >>> it is tuesday morning in cairo. a little after 9:00 a.m. but overnight, we saw more skirmishes between demonstrators and riot police. a handful of protesters threw rocks. and police fired back with tear gas. the protesters have gathered in tahrir square for a massive protest later today against president mohamed morsi's constitutional decree. the decree grants morsi sweeping, new powers. >>> six killed in oakland during the thanksgiving holiday, from wednesday through just yesterday. oakland surpassed the 2011 homicide total on friday. new at 11:00 tonight, stephanie reports that it could be far worse. >> actio
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Nov 28, 2012 11:00pm PST
! she'll love this ! share a sweeter welcome... hey, hola, cómo estás ? hello, hey everyone. es un pla-cer co-no-cer-te. encantada. share everything. this holiday get verizon's share everything plan. unlimited talk, text and shareable data... ... across your family's devices, all in one plan. get a droid razr m by motorola for $49.99. >>> new details on a jewelry heist in los gatos. police released it yesterday at. it happened at a jewelry shop. two masked gunman burst in the door store. after one minute, the two take off. if you have any information, contact los gatos police. >>> they are not looking to turn it in to a bay area hot spot for night life but to make it more exciting. growing pains in pleasantton as business owners are pushing the envelope or in this case the clock. we are joined in pleasantton with how the city hopes to give businesses a boost. >> reporter: good evening. here in downtown pleasanton it can be just as quiet on the weekend because a lot of these businesses close at 10:00. last night the council passed a plan that will give them a boost allowing them to stay
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Nov 29, 2012 5:00pm PST
, and tonight we'll look at the impact already being felt. >>> historic vote for palestinians of the u.n., as most of the world defies the u.s.
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Nov 14, 2012 6:00pm PST
cain and graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. but for them to go after the u.n. ambassador, who had nothing to do with benghazi and was simply making a presentation based on intelligence she received and the besmirch her reputation, outrage out. >> mr. graham said, mr. president, don't think for one minute i don't hold you ultimately responsible for ben gazdy. i think you failed as the president before and after the attack. president obama responded to the petraeus scandal saying there's no evidence that national security was compromised. he stepped down after an affair with his bioography was exposed. he respects the fbi's protocol when it comes to disclosing information in ongoing investigations. broadwell's security clearance has been suspended. >>> is the middle east on the brink of war? israel launches one of its most ferocious attacks on gaza. israeli millty hit 20 targets today, one of them a pinpoint air strike that killed a hamas commander. israel says it's in response to the repeated rocket attacks by palestinian militants in gaza. hamas is already thr
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Nov 16, 2012 6:00pm PST
.s. ambassador and three others. that gave republicans ammunition. they accused u.n. ambassador susan rice of spinning the story five days after the attack on september 11th to protect president obama's re-election campaign. she said the attack was sparked by a spontaneous antiamerican demonstration. democrats came to her defense. she said those were the unclassified talking points given to her by the cia. the fact that it was a terrorist attack was still classified and secret. >>> two workers are missing after an oil rig fire in the gulf of mexico. the fire sent 11 people to the hospital. the rig is owned by black elk energy, an independent oil and gas company haeadquartered in houston. it was using a blowtorch to cut an oil line. the explosion in 2010 that happened, this rig was not producing oil so it wasn't producing a leak. jessica, raj. >> thank you very much, janelle. >>> well, a brazen flight under the golden gate bridge. in a joint investigation by nbc bay area and knbc, we bring you video of that flight and what it might say about the california national guard. >> but the real te
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Nov 19, 2012 6:00pm PST
with both palestinian and israeli officials today and u.n. secretary general ban ki-moon is in the region to help negotiate a truce. >>> in afghanistan, president hamid karzai has ordered the shift takeover of bagram prison. the u.s. agreed to hand it over months ago but karzai says the u.s. is dragging its feet. the hold-up? what to do with 50 inmates who have been acquitted in afghan courts but are still detained by the u.s. military. >>> president obama is wrapping up his four-day tour of southeast asia. right now, he's in cambodia attending an east asia summit focusing on trade. mr. obama is the first u.s. president to set foot in that country as well as in myanmar, formerly known as burma. two countries with troubled history. the trip to myanmar included a symbolic visit with nobel peace prize winner aung san suu kyi under house arrest for 15 years for her opposition to the government. president obama said the country is making progress towards democracy. >> this nation that's been so isolated can show the world the power of a new beginning. and demonstrate once again that the journe
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Nov 21, 2012 6:00am PST
, a u.n. aid agency says some 10,000 gazans have evacuated their homes and are staying in u.n.-run schools after the israeli military dropped off leaflet, warning them to evacuate there. a very scary reality. >> thank you very much. >>> closer to home, an oakland man found dead after an hours long search and rescue effort. this all happened at the old rock kwoquarry in oakland. the man's roommate called 911 after he'd been gone for more than an hour. they live in a condo with no backyard and a balcony that overlooks the water-filled quarry 100 feet below. the man had gone out looking for his cat. unfortunately, never came back. divers from the sheriff's office searched that water until finding the man's body at about 12:00 this morning. the fire department at this hour is not releasing the man's name. >>> 6:08 this morning. the man accused ofburg glarizing the late steve job's home is expected to be in court. he was arrested in august but his hearing has been delayed. he has yet to enter a plea. investigators say mcfarland confessed to using a spare key. found at the waverly
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Nov 27, 2012 6:00pm PST
wants to nominate un ambassador susan rice for secretary of state. that's the takeaway from a highly anticipated meeting between rice and john mccain and lind sai gram. they're concerned the stanford grad misled the country. the white house says rice was not responsible for the talking points she used on the sunday news shows following the attack. the focus on her is all about washington politics. >> we are significantly troubled by many of the answers that we got and some that we didn't get, concerning evidence that was overwhelming leading up to the attack. people are more interested in talking points for a sunday show several months ago than they are finding out what happened in benghazi. >> once again, ambassador rice is considered as a possible contender for secretary of state, a position that would require senate confirmation. >>> two senate republicans have proposed their version of the dream act bill, called the achieve act. like the original dream act, this would provide thousands of young imglants with the chance for legal status in the united states. they say this is not a
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Nov 7, 2012 6:00pm PST
to be responsible for the rising in benghazi where u.n. leader steven son was killed. >>> apple and possibly your money took a beating today. let's bring in scott budman. not uncommon for post-election blues but a lot more damaging than years past, isn't it? >> that's right, no one wants to win and then have the stock market tank, but today's losses had less to do with the election and far more to do with problems overseas. and we'll start with apple. after dropping $22 a share today has now seen its stock price fall 20% since recent highs. apple ordered another company to pay $368 million after a ruling that apple infringed on its patents, this on the heels of a forced apology and a trip to court all on the heels of the sales of its recent ipad. wall street has the fear of what financial experts call fiscal cliff. all of that dropping the stock market by 2% today. if you're looking for something looking up, how about silicon valley's social networking. 30 million election night tweets. that's a record for a political event and no fail error anywhere in sight. at its peak, twitter said it saw 15,
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Nov 12, 2012 5:00am PST
with germany, greece, ireland and sweden for three seats among 18 on the u.n.'s top human rights panel. the 47-member panel has taken on a steadily higher profile since it was created six years ago, but the western nations group is the only one that will hold a competitive poll for seats. winners will be picked by the united nations general assembly. >>> and the presidential election which turned into a political slugfest giving "saturday night live" a strong buffet of material this past weekend. the show giving us a little glimpse of election night and what it might have gone like for republican presidential candidate mitt romney. attempting to drown his sorrows in defeat with a carton of milk. >> mother sent me to come get you, father. paul ryan is doing feats of strength in the drawing room. she thought you'd like to see. >> i'd like to see him carry wisconsin! no, i'm sorry, that was uncalled for. i'm sorry. >> have you been drinking? you smell like a dairy. >> what do you say you share a drink with your old man, huh? >> father, i'm only 38. >> ah, yes, mill does a body good. finally ann r
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Nov 15, 2012 6:00am PST
she mislead the public? this morning controversy over remarks made by u.n. ambassador susan rice as the crisis in benghazi, libya, continues to unfold. good morning, i'm jon kelley. >> and i'm laura garcia-cannon. this morning new controversy over what was known about the deadly attacks in libya and what was said to the public in the days after the u.s. consulate was attacked. you'll recall the u.s. ambassador and bay area native chris stevens was killed along with three other americans as violence broke out on september 11th. initially a controversial anti-muslim video was linked to the violence but now it's believed the video was not a motive in that attack. for more insight, let's turn to tracie potts live in washington, d.c. now, susan rice is the really the front runner to become the next secretary of state, but her comments are causing some controversy. tell us more about that. >> reporter: well, five days after that attack in benghazi when it had started to become known in the administration that maybe this was not a random protest or result of a random protest, she said t
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Nov 16, 2012 5:00am PST
exchange about u.n. ambassador season rice. the united nations ambassador who initially said this was the result of that attack that turned out not to be the case. democrats say she was acting on early information that was bad but republicans say it was not a good track record if she's to be considered as secretary of state. that nominating process not get under way but apparently she's on the short list. jon. >> tracie potts, thank you very much. >>> president obama will meet with congressional leaders of both parties at the white house today to try to negotiate a deal to avoid that looming fiscal cliff. the president will also meet with leaders of civil rights organizations and other advocacy groups to seek input on those negotiations. mr. obama wants any deficit reduction plan to include tax increases on the wealthy. republican leaders say they will accept new tax revenue, but not higher tax rates. >>> it is 5:44 right now and this is always a great cause, an annual event. nbc bay area dpeerigearing up f holidays by joining the fight against hunger. it takes place tomorrow
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Nov 20, 2012 6:00am PST
mission alone. u.n. chief moon is calling for an immediate cease-fire. he is helping negotiate from cairo. >> thank you very much. as we mentioned, president obama wrapping up his tour of asia by coming face to face with china's growing economic power. this morning he sat down with china's outgoing premier during the southeast asia summit in cambodia. it is likely the president's last meeting with the premier, who is stepping down, along with the president. in china leadership changes every ten years. now, coming up at 6:30 in morning, hear why the president says he is committed to working with china despite the ongoing strain between the two economic superpowers. >> a lot of international news going on right now. keeping our eye on that. 6:06. christina loren is keeping an eye on the skies and weather happening right now. >> you just saw christie smith live out there at the port of oakland. wind speeds sustained at 13 miles per hour. we certainly noticed that wind gusting out there. that can make for a very rough commute in addition to the very strong winds and the gusts that could hit y
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Nov 26, 2012 6:00am PST
is a u.n. plan to reduce emissions. several nations, including the u.s., have not signed on with that treaty. >>> well, you may have noticed something new on your facebook feed this morning. >> all of a sudden some of your friends are posting legal notices. scott mcgrew, quite the fad. >> reporter: it is a fad. it's a fad that will probably die out as quickly as it started. thousands of people are cutting and pasting legal notices in their facebook status declaring a copyright on their pictures and other things they post to facebook, saying facebook can't copy them or disseminate them. now, while the notification sounds official, it doesn't work for two reasons. first, when you sign up for facebook, you agree to certain terms of service. you don't get to change those all on your own. second, facebook copies and distributes your photographs and whatnot because that's how facebook works. if you don't want your photographs distributed to your friends, you probably shouldn't upload them to facebook. >>> as for the markets, facebook is up about 4% this morning as we're watchin
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Nov 27, 2012 6:00am PST
the numbers, get it done. >>> also this morning on capitol hill, u.n. ambassador susan rice is all set to answer pretty tough questions about her comments on those terror attacks in benghazi. rice initially called the attack on the u.s. consulate a spontaneous event over an anti-islam movie. now, recent declassified intelligence reports now calling the attacks an act of terror. four americans died, including bay area native u.s. ambassador chris stevens. rice is considered a front runner to replace hillary clinton as secretary of state. >>> 6:34. 34 years after their assassination, san francisco mayor george musconi and supervisor harvey melt will be rekd tonight. the vigil started spontaneously the night of the assassinations and has been held every year. this year's commemoration will have a ceremony at the steps of city hall at 4:30 and then the candlelight march. tuesday's commemoration is actually the reverse sequence of the original march to celebrate advances in gay rights over the years. >>> this morning we are watching your weather as the bay area braces for a series of storms
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Nov 27, 2012 7:00am PST
of state, u.n. ambassador susan rice. she's going to capitol hill today for some closed door meetings with republican senators, including some of her toughest critics like john mccain as she attempts to explain her comments about the benghazi terrorist attacks, a move that could also signal the president is planning to go ahead with rice's susan rice heads to capitol hill today where along with the acting cia director, she'll meet with three of her toughest republican critics to do damage control, a move that could pave the way for rice's nomination for secretary of state. at issue, rice's initial incorrect explanation of the september 11th terrorist attack in benghazi. >> this is a spontaneous reaction to a video. >> reporter: when rice's name was first floated for secretary of state, gop senators pounced. >> we will do whatever is necessary to block the nomination that's within our power as far as susan rice is concerned. >> reporter: rice, who said she was relying on preliminary intelligence reports, responded to mccain last week. >> i do think some of the statements he'd made abou
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Nov 30, 2012 5:00am PST
palestinians celebrating and the world is reacting to an overwhelming united nations vote. the u.n. upgrading palestine's status to nonmember observer state. danielle leigh is live on capitol hill right now and has more on this defeat for israel and the the united states. good morning, danielle. >> reporter: jon, good morning. the fear is that yesterday's vote is going to make palestine less likely to negotiate a peace agreement with israel moving forward. yesterday the united nations overwhelmingly voted to upgrade their status to a nonmember state and that allows palestine to go after israel in international court, which could delay or complicate efforts at creating two independent states of palestine and israel. ambassador susan rice said she is disappointed by the vote. the u.s. had tried to prevent it by threatening funding in the west bank. rice said the only way to truly create an independent palestinian state is through direct talks with israel, something the u.s. is committed to helping make happen. even though this vote was largely symbolic, palestinians yesterday took to the street
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Nov 12, 2012 7:00am PST
, and as she said in this article, she would like to get un-tired, but assuming she gets un-tired, if the head of the party comes to her in two years, everybody comes around her and says you've got to do it, could be the first female president, i think will be hard for her to say no. >> she's only 65. >> are we ready for a female president? i think most of america probably is. >> she would be -- she would break the glass ceiling that she talked about. >> can you think of a more qualified human being? she lived in the white house for eight years with another president, the united states senator, and now she's got every world leader on speed dial so there would be no questions about her qualifications. just a question of if she wants to run or not. >> and her significant other, too. kind of fun, too. >> they are set. >> imagine the excitement. >> oh, man. >> wow. >> who has the bigger spotlight, that's for sure, right? >> and got our take three. okay. weird wedding dances, father/daughter dances and some people have raised an eyebrow about that. a weird trend maybe developing. an article in "the
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Nov 28, 2012 7:00am PST
say the president still plans to nominate u.n. ambassador susan rice as secretary of state despite renewed criticism from senate republicans who met with rice on tuesday. >>> the tampa woman whose complaints about abusive e-mails led to the downfall of cia director david petraeus is fighting back. jill kelley's attorney has released telephone recordings and e-mails that he and kelley say prove she never tried to exploit her friendship with petraeus. the attorney is also demanding to know why kelley's name was revealed during the fbi investigation of petraeus and his purported mistress, paula broadwell. >>> for a look at what's trending today, our quick roundup what have has you talking online. scarlet johansson's stint as al roker's weather fillin getting lots of buzz online. scar jo stepped into al he is neck of the woods tuesday when he came down with laryngitis. getting better for tonight's tree-lighting. >>> "saturday night live's" jason pidek is big on youtube after ellen let him know he's a master of impressions. she held a celebrity photo and had guess who it was based on ja
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Nov 17, 2012 5:00am PST
in the september 11 benghazi assault, a stark contrast to the account u.n. ambassador susan rice gave in the days after the incident. >> our current assessment is that what happened in benghazi was, in fact, initially a spontaneous reaction. >> reporter: some lawmakers said the discrepancy was the result of evolving intelligence, while others noted the cia's initial assessment of terrorism was classified, in part to conceal the role that terrorists played, and therefore not included in the talking points rice was given. >> the original talking points were much more specific about al qaeda involvement, and yet the final ones said indication of extremists. >> reporter: democrats defended the administration, saying rice was limited in how much she could say publicly about the incident. >> i don't think she should be pilloried for this. she did what i would have done or anyone else would have done. >> reporter: meanwhile, new details emerged friday about the two women at the center of the petraeus affair scandal. according to a white house official, jill kelley and her twin sister had lunch twice at
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Nov 24, 2012 5:00am PST
's the attack against the u.s. consulate in benghazi. republican lawmakers have accused u.n. ambassador susan rice of providing false information after she appeared on the sunday shows days later saying the incident was spontaneous. this week, rice defended herself. >> when discussing the attacks against our facilities in benghazi, i relied solely and squarely on the information provided to me by the intelligence community. >> now, rice has come under so much scrutiny, in part because she's been discussed as a possible replacement for secretary of state hillary clinton. senator john mccain and other republicans are not satisfied by rice's answers. they are calling for a select committee investigation. now, as for the fiscal cliff, if lawmakers can't agree to a deal by the first of the year, economists say eventually the country could slip back into another recession. erica? >> so many people focused on that date. thank you. >>> at 17 minutes past the hour, here's carl. >> today authorities are looking into that horrific thanksgiving day pile-up in texas that involved at least 140 people. two
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Nov 13, 2012 7:00am PST
long wanted to be secretary of state, for defense secretary. the white house has also wanted u.n. ambassador susan rice to success hillary clinton, but officials say congressional leaders are now warning them that the controversy over benghazi could complicate her confirmation, and counterterrorism adviser john brennan is still a possibility, if he wants it, to take over at cia. this is getting real sticky. >> complicated is the word of the day. andrea mitchell in washington. thank you. let's turn to retired colonel jack jacobs who is an nbc military analyst. first petraeus, and now general allen involved. on the stunner scale, where do you put this? >> 11. very startling, especially for those people who worked with these officers and known them for years and years. really quite astonishing. do you know general allen? what is his reputation? >> i don't know him very well. i've met him on several occasions. he's a 1976 honors graduate of the u.s. naval academy. he's got a -- a masters degree from georgetown, from the national war college. he's quite an intellectual actually. a gre
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Nov 15, 2012 7:00am PST
, they should go after me. but for them to p go after the u.n. ambassador who had nothing to do with benghazi and was simply making a presentation based on intelligence she had received and it's outrageous. >> but mccain decided not to let the president have the last word and raced to the senate floor to respond. >> if the president thinks we are picking on people, he really does not have any idea of how serious this issue is. we're not picking on anybody. >> reporter: the president did make some news on the fiscal cliff, matt, while he made an emphatic case for raising taxes on the most wealthy. he said he wasn't drawing a red line on the idea they knew tax rates had to go back to 39%. so he did leave some wiggle room there. >> all right, chuck. thank you very much. republican senator john mccain joins us now. senator, nice to see you, good morning. >> thank you, matt. >> i'll talk about ambassador rice in a moment, let me ask you about general petraeus and his testimony before the house intelligence committee tomorrow. what is the most important question you want the general to answer? >> w
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Nov 20, 2012 7:00am PST
. 97 house republicans have sent a letter to president obama declaring that u.n. ambassador susan rice should be disqualified as a candidate for secretary of state because they say she misled the nation about the attack on the american consulate in libya. rice said just after the september attack that it grew out of a spontaneous protest rather than an act of terrorism, but she was speaking based on the intelligence briefing she had been provided at the time. >>> a hearing is scheduled for today in los angeles over the future of "modern family" star ariel winter. last month the 14-year-old was temporarily removed from her mother's custody and placed with an adult sister. court filings allege that winter's mother chris workman is physically and emotionally abusive, accusations workman denies. winter's father said monday that he wants a better relationship with his daughter and would be willing to raise her. >>> now for a look at what's trending today. our quick roundup of what has you talking online. newark, new jersey mayor cory booker has challenged a twitter critic who says providing
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Nov 21, 2012 7:00am PST
collateral damage. >> it's forced thousands of palestinian to turn to u.n. schools turned into makeshift shelters like this one. factions remain defiant. >> speaking about the cease-fire, boom, they're shooting off. >> israel warned it's prepared to invade gaza. for now, it's relying on the superior air power. overnight it struck tens of targets including this key bridge, effectively cutting gaza in half. while the rockets and missiles fly and efforts are in full swing, still anyone's guess which way this war will go. >> secretary of state clinton has arrived in cairo egypt and met with president mohammed morse i. the chances of them reaching a deal about the issues surrounding gaz are are extremely unlikely. they're looking to avert a ground war. >> thank you very much. here's savannah. >> matt, thanks. meantime, black friday is two days away now. the most important day of the year foror the nation's retaile. trouble may be brewing for one of the biggest ones of all. walmart. mark potter is live in doral, florida this morning. mark, good morning. >> good morning, savannah. about a thous
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Nov 23, 2012 7:00am PST
need that stuff so much? >> no. un-unh. >> seems to merck t s ts to me, need it. >> i remember very few presents that i was given. i don't really remember them, sure i loved them. i love the card. i get more of a kick reading what someone wrote than the other part. but here's a much more -- >> a sign of getting old, by the way. >> so, here is a pressing question. what do you wear to bed? >> which has nothing to do with anything. >> nothing. what do you wear to bed? do you wear nothing, like some people? >> i wear my wedding ring. excuse me, that is something. >> do you wear a t-shirt and underwear, like a lot of people. >> what do you wear? >> that's what i wear. do you wear a full-on pajama outfit with pants and the top? do you wear -- >> like bobby, hello kitty pjs? >> jockey did a survey, said just under half of us preferred to wear nothing to bed. according to esquire.com, most women want their husbands to come to bed in their underwear. >> why? >> because it's better. i like underwear, too. you want them naked? you want frank make itted? >> i have many times. i want him to be comfo
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Nov 26, 2012 7:00am PST
, of course, has been very critical about the potential nomination of u.n. ambassador susan rice to be secretary of state, something that hasn't happened yet. he appeared to strike a more conciliatory tone over the weekend. i'm going to play two statements for you, john mccain a few weeks ago and john mccain yesterday and ask you about it on the other side. >> we will do whatever is necessary to block the nomination that's within our power as far as susan rice is concerned. >> i think she deserved the ability and the opportunity to explain herself and her position, just as she said. >> chuck, very quickly, is this a very significant change? >> reporter: it is and it tells you something that a lot of people have told me presidents get their secretary of states. the question is how much pain is it going to come with? i'm told it's probably not this week, probably early next week that the president finally decides to name a secretary of state, just down to two, susan rice or john kerry, but hearing that might make the white house feel better. i think the president's gut has been if
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Nov 30, 2012 7:00am PST
or their uncle joey, jeff daniels, "snl" gave us this famous duo but what about other dignitaries, take former u.n. secretary-general kofi annan. he was so good in "the shaw shank redemption." >> get busy living or busy dying. >> reporter: turns out a lot of celebrities look alike, ugly betty won "american idol" or will farrell plays drums for the red hot chili peppers and sometimes people resemble regular folk. >> some people say i look like ashton kutcher. >> nao is that a compliment? . >> i tell him that he looks like picasso. >> reporter: do people could many up a ask you for your autograph all the time? >> actually ask me for my art. >> i got snooki the other day at lunch. >> reporter: if the lighting were different. let's dig deeper into doppelgangers. kenny gee with his sax and his twin, weird al jankovich jams to a slightly different tune and doppelgangers span the century. in the midst of civil war one man kept our country together. bill nye the science guy, naturally this really upset confederate soldier nicolas cage, but why and more importantly how does this happen? for the answer we t
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Nov 9, 2012 7:00am PST
adviser tom donilon, and perhaps a more controversial choice, u.n. ambassador susan rice. she was the the obama administration's representative who gave the initial ip correct intelligence explanation of the benghazi attacks. still, most insiders believe rice and kerry are the two front-runners. white house veterans say clinton's eventual replacement will be on solid ground. >> the secretary of state in the second administration has the advantage of a president who has their bearings about what they want to accomplish around the world. >> in treasury the top candidate to replace timothy geithner white house chief of staff jack lew, who has also served as the budget director. the president may decide to keep lew where he is and look elsewhere, perhaps to another senator or the clinton administration veteran. at the pentagon leon panetta's departure may not occur until the spring but the list may include michele flournoy. she served as defense department policy chief during the first term. she would be the first ever woman to head defense. rhode island senator jack reed, a west
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